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Tri Nguyen reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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George Crest reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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Jon Young reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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Joel Niemann reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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Despite being unmarked, the trail is groomed so well that I didn’t go off trail once, even with all the fallen leaves. Starting about a quarter mile in, the first climb will get you breathing hard. But then you realize that was just the warm-up. Seeing the wall of rock ahead of you as you pop out of the woods is a bit overwhelming at first, and it is one heck of a climb. I stashed my trekking polls in favor of using my hands to climb the rocks. I wasn’t always sure which direction to go in the rocks so I kept breaking out this app. Found my way to the top and then cruised/jogged the gentle trail back down to the car. Overall a very fun, unique little journey. 

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Jon Coles reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble

Amazing trail! Parked on the side of Miller’s Garage with no problem. Got lost looking for the entrance to the trail. If you walk up the stone road it’s on your left before the dam. Hiked clockwise. Nice ascent right out of the gate. Beautiful fall scenery. There are no blazes on this trail but it is mainly a well defined. Definitely want the map off line in your phone to follow, even though I seemed to have service the whole time. Got off course during the first descent. When you get to the boulder wall, it’s already been pretty challenging. What you can see of the boulder wall at the bottom is maybe a 1/3 or a 1/4 of the total climb. It’s intense. The challenge is rewarded with some amazing views. There are some loose boulders along the way. After the descent back down you meander along the creek and cross it several times along thickets of Rhododendron. A quick final ascent with nice views of the valley below and you are back where you started. Amazing hike in the fall, barely any bugs, no snakes, wildlife, varied terrain and amazing views. Loved it!

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Tim Diorio reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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Awesome hike! Boulder field was steep and challenging.

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Ryan Savoy reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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Excellent trip! Parking was a little sketchy, but the man at the garage there was friendly and said to park out back so his customers had a place. Was a tranquil walk through the woods until the boulder field (other than some highway noise) and then it got a little rough. Late September so the leaves are changing and had no trouble with snakes or bugs. Had a blast. Went to maine last year looking for this kind of terrain not realizing there was a spot so close to home. definitely recommend!

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Diana Daniels reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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Had no service at the start of the trail to load the maps and record the whole trip so plan ahead and download maps in advance. Some very rocky sections leading to the memorial- recommend using poles as many rocks (even the larger ones) are not sturdy and will shift when stepped on. Great hike overall. Very well marked.

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Carren Weidler reviewed Hairy John Trail Loop
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Go clockwise to climb the road. If you’re looking for a trail, it isn’t there. Just follow the road. Then there is a clear Winklebeck trail on the ridge. The descent is steep and rocky.

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Giles de Streel reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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14 of started this hike on a gorgeous September Sunday and did the hike clockwise as per AllTrails map, which is the way to do it. We had problems finding parking but after talking to a local resident we were told that we could park around the 2 car garage around the circle at the beginning of the trail as long as we kept the dirt road clear for logging operation vehicles. We had hiked the previous day 12 miles at the Black Forrest and 4 of us gave up after the first long ascend and they returned. 10 of us then descended into the valley only to ascend again. These were hard ascends but the forest was beautiful. Halfway up the 2nd ascend we then hit the boulder field. It starts with a straight vertical wall and looks very intimidating. There is also a plaque for a runner who seems to have died there during a running race! Some of us had to be convinced to climb the boulders but eventually all of us did. After climbing the head wall you think there are no more boulders but it turns out that we only did ¼ of the total boulder field. I disagree that a lot of boulders were loose. This is incorrect; only a very few were loose. Most were locked in place and we all loved completing the challenge this boulder field posed. We had some difficulty finding the trail in the forest after the boulder field. What you need to do is head straight up after hitting the cairn (man-made pile of rocks). We went up too diagonally. After the boulder field there are no more great views. If you plan to stop for lunch do it at the top of the boulder field before getting into the forest. The views from the top of the boulder field are superb. On the descend in the beautiful forest it looked like some of the trail was closed due to trees that were placed across the path but we just trucked on and just stayed on the trail as outlined in AllTrails map. We did not see any logging operations. At some point we were a short distance on the logging road but then got back to a single track trail that took us above the reservoir. We could not really see the reservoir but missed nothing since it was bone dry.

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Gail Kreger reviewed Mile Run Rd to Pine Flat Rd
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Nice short ride. Some gradual climbs.

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Natalie Stancer reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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HikingRockyScramble

The boulder field was great but the trail had so many loose rocks.. also whoever originally made the trail I’m pretty sure was drunk lol cause there was no direct route

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Constanza Ehrenhaus reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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HikingGreat!Rocky

This was a hard to find trail for us, you need to get on the the gravel road, the trail head is well signaled, but we had difficulty getting there the first time. You have to walk a little on the dirt road to get to the beginning of the trail, after that, it is well blazed and the trails are well maintained. I hike with my children and we enjoyed the great diversity of environments: stream, woodland, dense ferns, rocky. There is a very steep and rocky climb that at times it is over a 40% grade, if your children can do Mt. Nittany, they can probably do this one too. The memorial is quaint and it provides a place to sit and rest after the climb. We didn't continue to the vista. The descent can be difficult, so take it easy. I really enjoyed the plants in the area, and we even came across a very large black rat snake that was resting along the trail.

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Shawn Savidge reviewed Mile Run Rd to Pine Flat Rd
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Well marked. Well maintained.

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Madison Lippincott reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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HikingOver grownRockyScramble
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Abraham Stellato reviewed James Cleveland Memorial
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HikingGreat!

The best viewpoint on this trail is actually right past the stone memorial. It’s at the halfway point of the trail.

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Not much of a trail to follow. We used a topographical map and compass to complete this one. I feel it should be rated harder than it is. definitely not a trail for children unless you enjoy carrying them all over the woods, across streams, and up and down rocks all day. Lots of wild life and some bear dens on this one.

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ginny pentz reviewed Mile Run Rd to Pine Flat Rd
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Shane Kershner reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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the worst marked trails in the area. a shane too because they could be great.

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Todd Fisher reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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ginny pentz reviewed Mile Run Rd to Pine Flat Rd
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Melissa Maldonado reviewed Castenea Boulder Field Loop
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HikingBugsNo shadeOff trailRocky

This trail is absolutely amazing for the not so afraid of elevation. Park near millers garage. They do not mind. Please charge your phone up to 100% and follow all trails closely. I went off trail a couple times into a woodsy thicket. Yet, despite the bugs lack of trail markers the view and the challenge was satisfying. Totally worth doing it. I am coming here again.

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